Armey Stages Coup Against Gingrich

Dick Armey sees Gingrich as a "lost cause for the tea party":

Freedom Works chairman and former Rep. Dick Armey (R-Texas) blasted Newt Gingrich for his continued tough attacks on Mitt Romney saying Gingrich was carrying out a vendetta against the Republican frontrunner.

Armey said that Gingrich’s criticisms of Romney were not helpful for either the GOP in November or Gingrich’s own campaign during an interview on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. “I feel bad for him. I think he’s digressed into a state of taking a second-rate campaign and turning it into a first-rate vendetta,” said Armey.

Saturday night's Gingrich press conference was almost Shakespearian when you consider the fact that Gingrich was never expected to win Nevada at all, but may have nailed down second place. He could have played the loss as an expected bump, nothing to worry about, let's roll toward Super Tuesday. But instead he sounded too much like this guy:

Nevada could have been but a scratch for the Gingrich campaign -- if he knew how to play to day. He didn't. His revenge candidacy has gotten ahead of his actual candidacy.